Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Geologic and natural history guidebook along US 93

The latest in a series of popular guidebooks published by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, in collaboration of the Arizona Geological Survey, showcases the rocks, plants, animals, and historical places and events along U.S. Highway 93 between Wickenburg, Arizona and Jackpot, Nevada. The tour begins in Arizona's Sonoran Desert, travels through parts of the Mojave Desert, crosses the Great Basin, and ends at Nevada's northern border, with side trips to mining towns, a national recreation area, a national park, and the northern edge of the Basin and Range Province.

The work is illustrated with sketches, over 260 black and white photos, and 12 color plates that document features described in the text. Detailed route maps are included. A table in the back lists GPS coordinates that correspond with sites of interest noted throughout the text.

The book will be available from both NBMG and AZGS. Our volumes have been shipped from the printer and will arrive in Tucson shortly.

A Geologic and Natural History Tour through Nevada and Arizona along U.S. Highway 93, with GPS coordinates by Joseph V. Tingley, Kris A. Pizarro, Christopher Ross, and Philip A. Pearthree, (2010), NBMG Special Publication 35/AZGS Down-to-Earth 19, 175 pages, 12 color plates, 260 b/w photos, numerous illustrations and maps, plastic coil binding, $27.95

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